Young actor Chandradittya Sharma’s fascination with movies and in particular, his manic obsession with the Shahensaah of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and the action hero of Assamese films, Brajen Borah is well-known in the circles. He is also a huge Zubeen Garg fan. Not merely content with being just a fan or mimicking the artistes in public shows and functions, the star-struck Chandradittya has broadened his creative efforts to the world of writing. It is something that really consumed him with immense interest. His fascination with the lives of his idols resulted in authoring three autobiographies – Amitabh Bachchan: Biggest Star Of This World & Greatest Star Of The Millenium, Brajen Borah: First Action Hero & Evergreen Superstar Of Assamese Films and Zubeen Garg: The Living Legend. Recently, these books were released with a lot of enthusiasm by noted actor Brajen Borah, Brigadier Joshi, Director of Sainik Board, Salim Ahmed, President, Garia Chatra Parishad, actor Jagadish Sharma and Amardeep Paul, founder of NEEDS, at the Guwahati Press Club.
“An artist should be honored in his lifetime, and not after his death,” said Brigadier Joshi, before adding that Chandradittya is perhaps the first young man to realize this truth.
“If you really care about your goals, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision, determination, and dedication will pull you”, said Brojen Borah, adding that there are no limits to what one can accomplish.
The book on Amitabh Bachchan encapsulates details of the superstar’s journey in Bollywood, his early struggle, his rise to superstardom post ‘Zanjeer’, his political debacle, his fiasco with ABCL, and his comeback from the ashes with ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. The book also throws light on his off-screen works, including his contribution to various charities, foundations, and causes. His book on Brajen Borah is a story of courage and compassion in the face of trials and tribulations, disclosing some of the star’s unknown facts, including his spiritual leanings, steadfast devotion to revered saint Sai Saba, his fame post the success of ‘Sendur’ and ‘Jivan Surabhi’, and his descent into oblivion following the death of his actress wife Rimjhim Baruah.
Chandradittya’s book on Zubeen Garg reveals the singing sensation’s charitable deeds and social causes, his superstardom post the album ‘Anamika’, his chartbuster songs, numerous awards won by him and the songs sung by him, and of course, the controversies.
Meanwhile, the writer, apart from appearing in serials, short films, feature films and music videos, has acted in a play called ‘Sasur Damad’ directed by Aakash Jolly and staged by the Chitrakatha Theatre group of Mumbai, where he is presently doing a diploma course in Acting from Cadence Theatre. He was also part of a comedy web series – ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’, directed by Sudhanshu Jha. Interestingly, Chandradittya has had the rare distinction of appearing twice in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. Chandradittya had also done an integrated course in acting from Brajen Borah’s Swapneel Creation.
The release programme was anchored by Akash Sur.